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Directed by: Gary Shore

Starring: Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper

Release Date: October 10, 2014
 
Running Time: 92 minutes

Adapted From: Dracula

Language: English

Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2aWqecTTuE

 Plot Summary

Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad’s son, he vows to find a way to protect his family.

Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to destroy his enemies and agrees to go from hero to monster as he’s turned into the mythological bloodsucker Dracula.

Based on characters by Bram Stoker.

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Review

4-Stars

I’ve always been fascinated by Darcula, though I’ve never read about him but I’ve always been curious to know about his life. I’ve always thought of Dracula as a very negative character due to the frequent negative portrayal of him. I’ve always considered him a bloodsucking killing machine, but after watching this movie I felt a strong need to kick myself! I never thought that Dracula can be interpreted in such a glorious and honourable way. He is shown as a caring and protective father who’ll go to any lengths to save his family and empire from the rude and egoistic Turks. After watching Dracula Untold I’ve undoubtedly turned into Dracula’s sincere fan. To be honestly he has successfully hit the top note when it comes to my “Favourite Vampires list”. I can say, without a single speck of doubt, that Vlad is the best vampire that has ever walked on the face of the Earth.

The bats are shown pretty amazingly, specially the bat-effects whenever Vlad took a flight or ran super-fast. Dominic Cooper played the part well, though I thought there should have a bit more action! I was left craving for some one on one bad-ass and gory fight between Vlad and Sultan. There could have been a lot of action in the last 15 minutes but unfortunately the fights were child-like!

Other than the awesomeballs character of Vlad, I really really liked Master Vampire. He scared the hell out of me and I really freaked out at his close-up. He looked every bit like the name suggests and I was actually hoping for the villain to be as scary and dangerous as Master Vampire, as disappointing as it is, that was really not the case.

Vlad looked dangerously scary when, near the end, he bites Dominic Cooper. The effects are awesome and the costumes were up-to the mark. Sarah Gadon’s performance really didn’t stand out. In my opinion, some other heroine might have played the part better!

Sneak Peak

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What do you feel about Dracula Untold? Feel free to share your views 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Movie Review: Dracula Untold

  1. Its good to see someone other than me liking the movie. A number of people didn’t think very high of this, but I am glad we do 🙂 😀

    Welcome to the Dracula fan club – acknowledged by the Vampire Bat 😀

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        1. Hahah! True! And also there will be some, specially girls, who’ll want Luke Evans to leave everything and go running around chasing the female protagonist to prove his love and charm her with his cool Vampire powers! lol!

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          1. Then proclaim eternal love and both live forever in a castle surrounded by nice little vampire puppies and kittens 😀
            When I give high ratings for such movies, people will only think that it is just generosity though 🙂

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    1. Thanks 🙂
      Wow! That’s lovely. I was so impressed by Vlad that I’ve already queued Dracula as my November read 🙂
      Thanks a lot for the link, I’m sooo excited to read all the info given there 🙂

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